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Obama wins mock election at MCHS

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By The Staff

Earlier this week, Marion County High School students participated in a mock election. Students were asked to cast ballots for president, U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative and to indicate what issues are the most important to them in this election.   The MCHS mock election was held Monday, Oct. 27, and 845 ballots were cast.   The Obama/Biden ticket won 56 percent of the student vote. Democrat Bruce Lunsford received the most votes in the U.S. Senate mock election, and fellow Democrat David Boswell topped Brett Guthrie in the U.S. Representative race.   Students indicated that the economy was the most important issue to them. War was a distant second. Statewide mock elections results were released Friday.   Here are the results of the MCHS mock election:   President MCHS Obama/Biden                 473  (56.0%) McCain/Palin                 311  (36.8%) Nader/Gonzalez              47  (5.6%) Baldwin/Thornsberry        7  (0.8%) Barr/Root                            7  (0.8%)   Statewide McCain/Palin                   48.6% Obama/Biden                   47.0% Nader/Gonzalez              3.1% Baldwin/Thornsberry      0.6% Barr/Root                           0.8%   US Senator MCHS Lunsford                  514  (61.8%) McConnell              318  (38.2%)   Statewide McConnell              52.8% Lunsford                  47.2%   US Representative MCHS Boswell                 597  (72.8%) Guthrie                  223  (27.2%)   District-wide Boswell                 52.0% Guthrie                  48.0%   What issue is most important: Issue Question:  Of the issues listed below, check the box of the issue you feel is the most important one our country is facing today.   MCHS Economy                 495  (65.1%) War                          108  (14.2%) Healthcare                62  (8.2%) Energy Crisis            46  (6.1%) Other                          49  (6.8%)   Statewide Economy                                       48.1% Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan   20.7% Healthcare Quality and Costs  13.6% Energy Crisis                                 9.0% Other Issues                                   8.5%